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The Amazing Colossal Man (1957).

December 5, 2008

The Scoop:
This is yet another crappy Bert I. Gordon special effects spectacular about oversized terrors.

The colossal man in question of army officer Glenn Manning (Glenn Lanagan), who accidentally gets caught in a nuclear explosion, which causes him to become 65 feet tall and surly. He loses his mind and goes on a rampage through downtown Las Vegas, only to be killed in a fall from the Hoover Dam. Or so it seems, because he eventually returns for a sequel, “The War of the Colossal Beast.”

This film is respected in some circles, but don’t believe them. It’s only good for a laugh.

Best Line:
“How many sins must a man commit in a single lifetime?”

Side Note:
Contrary to the scientific explanation given for Manning’s growth, the human heart is actually made up of millions of cells, not just one.

Companion Viewing:
“The War of the Colossal Beast” (1958).

1,000 Misspent Hours.

Take a Look:
The scientists try to inject Glenn with a giant hypodermic needle. Watch the hilarity (and bad FX) ensue:

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